Friday, December 05, 2008

Illustration Friday: Similar -

digital collage by Mick Mather
Similar is the theme offered by Illustration Friday this week. I apologize for the lateness of the post but family matters required my presence elsewhere and it was time well spent. Without further ado, here 'tis.

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Blogger studio lolo said...

hahaha! Great one for the prompt!

I hope all is okay with the family :)

8:43 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

studio lolo:
LOL ... I'm glad you got a kick out of this one, Laurel. Things are fine with the family, it was a simple case of babysitting my 4-year old granddaughter with little time afterward for my usual creative pursuits.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

via email from: ellie s:
I love your contribution - it has such a warm quality of that old-fashioned red chalk (I don't know the English word for it, but it was widely used since renaissance times). i truly wonder how you could do that digitally - to be honest, i am not really a photoshop master ... have a wonderful week-end.

ellie s:
First of all, my many thanks for this heart warming comment. To be mentioned in such good company as the Renaissance Masters is indeed high praise. In English, it's just as you said, red chalk. Drawings by said Masters during the renaissance, however, are often referred to as sanguines and I think that's the term to apply to your reference. I must admit that I, too, am in awe of some of the plug-in filters that developers and coders have created for digital artists like myself. While it takes some serious time to learn how to use them as regards getting what I want as opposed to what the filter will offer, much of the credit must be shared with the technological tools at hand.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...


6:40 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Mary Stebbins Taitt:
You made my day ... thanks, Mary! :D

7:17 PM  
Blogger rebecca woodward said...

This is pretty awesome Mick. I need to take some digital lessons from you! Plug-ins are one thing, talent is another...
PS: Those glass installations are amazing!

7:10 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

rebecca woodward:
There's no substitute for applied play with plug-in filters. Before I say more, however, be aware that I don't use photoshop ... even so, most of the plug-in filters I use are photoshop compatible.

Special thanks for the comment on my stacked found glass tree. I was supposed to create two but the time and materials required ran out almost before finishing just one. So, it's only one tree with different views.

4:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tsk, tsk, tsk...well, these are similar but not all of them are. Good one Mick (or should I say two?)!

11:26 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

All I have to say is, whether or not all of them are similar, we men only want to help with the sorting, handling and classifying. :D

4:25 PM  

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